After two year’s Razer has introduced a new 17 inches laptop, The Razer blade pro 17 (2019). This laptop comes with a new NVIDIA graphics card and i7 processor. Gamers would love to have this on their desk and play their favourite games.
It is a brand new laptop for this year (2019), completely redesigned. The most expensive and their most powerful gaming laptop with the biggest screen you can find till date in a portable gaming laptop.
Introducing the new RTX series of NVIDIA GPUs, running an Intel Core i7 processor. This laptop packs a punch. Having different variants like NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 Max-Q and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Max-Q it comes at a different price range.
Made from an aluminium unibody and an anodized matte finish which protects against external scratches, the build of this device is very similar to the Razer laptop that we saw last year. The sleek angular shape is retained from its 2018 model, keeping its chroma RGB to its keyboard. And also, the snake logo on the lid makes it look simple and not much like your typical gaming laptop.
Standing at 0.70 inches (17.8mm) it is comparatively thicker than its previous models but what would you expect of a laptop running the new RTX Graphics. With its narrow bezels, we get a sleek design and a huge display.
The 720p Windows Hello IR HD webcam offers the feature of face unlock which is a great feature in terms of the laptop. With a weight of 4.63 pounds (2.10kg), it will be pretty easy to carry around to school and work.
Luckily, Razer’s new keyboard still feels amazing, the typing experience is impressive. The keyboard feels tactile and responsive. But, It still has the problem with its keyboard layout, the “up arrow” key sitting between the “shift” and “?” keys make typing a question mark (?) a pain, accidental pressing of “up arrow” key causes a lot of trouble while typing.
Talking about Razer’s trackpad, it is a Glass Touchpad with Microsoft Precision Touch for multi-touch gestures.
With gamers in mind, Razer has built the display which is a fast 144Hz 17.3-inch TFT display illuminated with LED technology, having a 1920 x 1080 native resolution at 127 pixels per inch. Surrounded by micro edge bezels of 6.0mm. It gives 300 nits of brightness with 99% sRGB Color Gamut. The display is very colour accurate. With a 4K variant available with a 60Hz refresh rate.
Being a gamer myself I would prefer a 1080p display with a 144Hz refresh rate over a 4K 60Hz panel.
Even though Razer Blade pro 17 is a 17 inches laptop, it comes with a small battery. A 70 Watt battery which is why the battery life in this device is short. Just giving it 3-hour battery life.
I would recommend carrying a power brick with you when you take it for work or school.
For a detailed review, I would recommend you to watch this video from Dave Lee. In this video, he has explained the hardware of Razer Blade 2019. You will get some proper hardware information form the video below.
The price of Razer blade pro 17 inches can be categorised as:
Full HD 144Hz GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 512GB SSD for US$ 3,199.99.
Full HD 144Hz GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 512GB SSD for US$ 2,799.99.
Full HD 144HZ GeForce RTX 2060 512GB SSD for US$ 2,499.99.
The Prices may vary according to the specification you want for your laptop. The above price is only for the base models of Razer Blade pro 17 (2019).
Razer Blade Pro 17
Windows 10 Home – 64-Bit
9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H 6-core processor, Base clock of 2.6GHz -Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, with 12MB of cache
Fast 144Hz 17-inch (diagonal) TFT display illuminated with LED technology; 1920 x 1080 native resolution at 127 pixels per inch. Surrounded by micro edge bezels of 6.0mm.
300 nits of brightness
100% sRGB Color Gamut
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 Max-Q Design (8GB GDDR6 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology)
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 Max-Q Design (8GB GDDR6 VRAM, Optimus™ Technology)
512GB PCIe NVMe upgradeable to 2TB SSD
Open M.2 Slot – Supports PCIe and SATA SSDs, upgradeable to 2TB SSD
16GB of Dual-Channel DDR4 2667MHz
Upgradeable to 64GB with Intel XMP Support
3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports
2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports (Shared with Thunderbolt 3 Port)
Thunderbolt 3 Port
J45 – 2.5Gb ethernet
Wi-Fi 6 (Intel AX200)
802.11ax Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
HD webcam 720p with Windows Hello IR HD webcam
Dolby® Atmos Support
7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
Battery and Power
Built-in 70.5WHr lithium polymer battery
Compact 230W Power Adapter
Height: 0.78 inches (19.9 mm)
Width: 15.55 inches (395 mm)
Depth: 10.24 inches (260 mm)
Weight: 6.06 pounds (2.75 kg)
Anodized Matte Black
Fast game performance
High refresh rate display
Great Build quality
Excellent touch-pad and keyboard
Disappointing keyboard layout
Low battery life
Truth to be told, this laptop is not cheap. This laptop is the most expensive laptop you can find from Razer right now. However, getting an i7 processor and an RTX-20 series GPU is worth every single penny you pay for this laptop. If you are the kind of guy who is just made for gaming you will love this laptop.